Academic Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts (First Class), Elam School of Art, Auckland, 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hon), Massey University, Wellington, 2005

Diploma in Graphic Design, Masters Institute, California, 1993

Diploma in Visual Communications, Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch, 1992

Upcoming Exhibitions

2021

Solo Show, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

Solo Show, Jhana Millers, Wellington

Spring 1883, The Windsor, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2020 

Impossible Logic, Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington

Auckland Art Fair, Online

2019

Electric Hum, Gallery9, Sydney

Shape of a Circle, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

How to Construct Your Universe, Millers O’Brien, Wellington

2018

Elements of Euclid, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

Diagram for a Quantum Event, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland

2017

Implicate Order, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

Time. Space. Existence., Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

2016

Line to Plane, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

2015

Line of Site, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

Immaterial Alchemy, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

New Geometries, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

2014

Jacob’s Ladder, Corner Gallery, Auckland

2010

Jacob’s Ladder, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

 

Group Exhibitions

2020

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Online

2019

Geometry of Thought, Wallace Art Trust, Pah Homestead, Auckland

Illusions, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne

Moniek Schrijer Kāryn Taylor Erica van Zon, Millers O'Brien, Wellington

2018

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney

Melbourne Art Fair, Southbank Arts Precinct, Melbourne

Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Auckland

2017 

Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney

Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, Greece

Parkin Drawing Prize, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

2016

Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Auckland

Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, Greece

2015

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Sydney

Light, 30upstairs, Wellington

Kāryn Taylor and Sandra Bushby, Window Gallery, Auckland

Sculpture, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

2014

New Zealand Sculpture on Shore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland

Wallace Art Award, Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland

National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Auckland

2013

Abstract Philosophy, 30upstairs, Wellington

The Other Place, Allpress Gallery, Auckland

Launch 2012, Projectspace B431, Auckland

2012

Quietly Confident, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch

Lola Anne Tunbridge Award, Projectspace B431, Auckland

2009

A Matter of Mind, Dunedin Fringe Festival, Dunedin

2008 

Practical Metaphysics, Dunedin Fringe Festival, Dunedin

 

Grants and Awards

2020         Finalist Parking Drawing Prize

2018         Finalist Fulbright-Wallace Award

2017         Merit Award, Parkin Drawing Prize

2017         Jan Warburton Trust Grant

2014         Sponsorship, New Zealand Sculpture on Shore

2014         Finalist, Wallace Art Award

2014         Finalist, National Contemporary Art Award

2012         Finalist, Wallace Art Award

2012         Finalist, Lola Anne Tunbridge Award

2008        Mitre10 Mega, Dunedin Fringe Festival Sponsorship

 

Collections

Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland
Elliot Eyes Collection, Sydney
Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne
ACU Art Collection, Sydney
Florida Kyriacopoulos Private Collection and Museum, Athens Greece

 

Reviews and Publications

ACU Art Collection; A New Perspective, Circular Spin, Zara Stanhope, 2020, p54-55 ISBN 978-1-922097-86-6

ArtZone, Light and Lines, Claire O'Loughlin, #82 2019-20, p23-31

Art New Zealand, The Observer Effect on Karyn Taylor, Lucinda Bennett, Summer 2018 - 19, p70-73

EyeContact, Taylor’s Moving (and moved around) Diagram, John Hurrell, 28 April 2018,
http://eyecontactsite.com/2018/04/taylors-moving-and-moved-around-diagram

EyeContact, Taylor’s Leaning Quadrilaterals, John Hurrell, 8 March 2017,
http://eyecontactsite.com/2017/03/taylors-leaning-quadrilaterals

Personal Structures, Open Borders, Kāryn Taylor, Jaimee Stockman-Young, 2017, p292.

Twenty /Twenty, Kāryn Taylor, Zara Stanhope, 2017, p140 – 147.

Contemporary HUM, An Interview with Kāryn Taylor, Contemporary HUM, 22 September 2017,
https://www.contemporaryhum.com/karyn-taylor-interview

Art22.gr, What we saw in Foreign Galleries at Art Athina, Maria Xypolopoulou, 2 June 2017, http://www.art22.gr/art-athina/

20 Artists, 20 Writers, One New Zealand Gallery, Karyn Taylor, Elizabeth Brookbanks, p148 – 155.

Art and Artist Blog, Anna Pappas Gallery: Simon MacEwan & Karyn Taylor, Zhen, 28 September 2015, http://artandartistsblog.net/

EyeContact, Collecting and Emitting Light, John Hurrell, 5 August 2015,
http://eyecontactsite.com/2015/08/collecting-and-emitting-light

Art Collector Magazine, 2015 Undiscovered Artists, Sue Gardiner, Apr – Jun 2015, p 114.

EyeContact, Outdoor Sculpture in Devonport, John Hurrell, 16 November 2014,
http://eyecontactsite.com/2014/11/outdoor-sculpture-in-devonport

EyeContact, National Contemporary Art Award in Hamilton, Peter Dornauf, September 1, 2014, http://eyecontactsite.com/2014/09/national-contemporary-art-award-in-hamilton

Rob Garrett Curator, Project 015: Karyn Taylor, Rob Garrett, 7 April 2014,   http://robgarrettcfa.com/content/2013/09/18/corner-window-gallery

EyeContact, Thinking in the Abstract, Glen Snow, 23 October 2013,   http://eyecontactsite.com/2013/10/thinking-in-the-abstract

EyeContact, Eight Elam Students, John Hurrell, 27 August 2013,        http://eyecontactsite.com/2013/08/eight-elam-graduates

Elam-Ilam Quietly Confident, Victoria Wynne-Jones, University of Canterbury, 2012

Otago Daily Times, Take Note, March 18, 2010, p 30.

Adrienne Rewi Online, Rear Lights, Adrienne Rewi,        http://adriennerewiimagines.blogspot.com/2010/06/rear-lights.html

Otago Daily Times, Fun House Trip into the Unknown, Nigel Benson, April 2, 2008, p 12.

Otago Daily Times, 2008 Dunedin Fringe, Nigel Benson, April 3, 2008, p 8.

Critic Magazine, Fringe Festival is Hotting Up, Neal Barber, March 10, 2008

Otago Daily Times, Invited Artists show a Fine Realism, James Dignan, April 10, 2008